When building a team in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, you often want to include heroes that can apply specific status effects. Agile is rather useful status effect and relatively common. It increases the evasion of a character by 25%. Additionally, when applied to a character that is slowed, it removes that effect in addition to giving the advantage. Agile heroes are less likely to be hit and less likely to receive critical hits when they are hit, which greatly helps survivability. This status effect is particularly good for avoiding nasty status effects from enemy attacks. The following guide to the best heroes that can apply agile in Marvel: Avengers Alliance will help you choose the character that will best help your team.
Cyclops – Cyclops is just about the perfect hero for applying agile to your entire team. Evasive Maneuvers is a quick action and it gives each member of your team combat awareness as well, which lets a character counter the next attack that targets that hero. Essentially this power increases the chance of your team to evade attacks and grants your entire team a free attack. If your goal is to get a perfect strategy bonus, agile is one of the best buffs to help you pull that off and Cyclops is one of the best heroes to support that goal.
Omega Sentinel – Omega Sentinel applies agile to her entire team with Hologram Array. This ability can only be used in her tactician mode and can only be used every other round, but it also grants mirror image to the target. While avoidance and evasion don’t stack directly, they combine for an incredibly high chance of enemies missing with single target attacks and the agile buff also applies to area attacks. No hero in the game provides better overall avoidance with a single action, though some heroes do provide comparable benefits. The difference between Omega Sentinel and those heroes is that she acts twice per round, so increasing the evasion of your team is essentially only half an action for her.
Union Jack – Union Jack is the only scrapper that can apply agile assuredly and he can apply it to his entire team. Normally, the attack that does this, V for Victory, requires an action and inflicts flanked on an enemy. But, if you have Union Jack equipped with the Victorious Augmented ISO-8, he can use this attack as a quick action, though only every other round. Either option is a good way to make your team agile. The former is better if you are facing an opponent that can slow your team and the latter is better otherwise. In general, if you own the ISO you should equip it because the latter is the more common situation. With the Victorious ISO, Union Jack becomes very similar to Cyclops, which basically just allows you to choose whichever hero offers the best class for a battle.
Fandral – There isn’t a single infiltrator, blaster, or generalist that can directly apply agile, though there are some heroes of each class that can apply the buff via rising up. Since rising up applies this buff randomly, you can be assured it will actually be applied to any specific hero. Fandral has a slight edge over the other heroes that can grant rising up because of how his En Garde power works. When he activates it, all allies gain rising up and for a round he preemptively counters all attacks. Additionally, this preemptive counter applies depowered if it hits. Since the main purpose of agile is normally to prevent enemy status effects, as opposed to preventing enemy damage, depowered effectively grants the same benefit. You also have a chance of granting agile, which decreases the likelihood of an ally being affected by a negative status effect. Finally, Fandral automatically preemptively inflicts distracted on any enemy that attacks him and most enemies that attack his allies. This further decreases the chance of single target attacks from landing on your team. Combined with a hero like Omega Sentinel, you can practically assure that no single target attack ever lands on your team.